BETON BRUT SWITZERLAND

Discover Switzerland's rich concrete heritage. This growing compendium features the country's finest béton brut objects from 1927 to this day. A go-to guide for all fans of brutalism and everyone interested in learning more about Switzerland's concrete-based assets from all parts of the country.

Photography & Text: Karin Bürki / HEARTBRUT

Three Loops, Ralph Bänziger, Zurich 1977, Brutalism, © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

Three Loops

School Yard Play Sculpture, Ralph Bänziger, Grünau Social Housing Estate, Zurich 1976-77

La Tulipe (The Tulipe), Jack Bertoli, Geneva 1976 I Brutalism, Swiss architecture I © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

La Tulipe

The Tulip, Foundation For Medical Research, Jack Vicajee Bertoli, Geneva 1975-1976

Triemli Tower (Triemli-Turm), © Karin Bürki, Heartbrut.com, 2021. Explore more on Heartbrut.com

TRIEMLI TOWER

Residential Tower, Esther & Rudolf Guyer, Zurich 1955 (design)-1966

Neumarkt Brugg Shopping Centre and Office Tower, Hans Ulrich Scherer, Brugg,1975, Brutalism © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

Neumarkt Brugg

Shopping Centre & Office Tower, Hans Ulrich Scherrer, Brugg, Aargau 1971-1975

Flamatt I, Terraced Houses, Atelier 5, Flamatt 1958, Brutalism © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

Flamatt I

Terraced House, Atelier 5, Wünnewil-Flamatt, Canton of Fribourg, 1957-1958

MAURERHALLE, MASONRY HALL, HERMANN BAUR, BASEL 1961 I ©HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI

Masonry Hall

School of Art & Design and General Trade, Hermann Baur together with Hans Peter Baur, Franz Breuning, Arthur Dürig, Basel 1956-1961

Hochhaus zur Palme High Rise, Haefeli Moser Steiger, Zurich 1964, Modernism, Brutalism © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

Hochhaus zur Palme

Commercial & Administrative High Rise Complex, Haefeli Moser Steiger, Zurich 1955-1964

Palais des Congrès, Max Schlup, Biel/Bienne, 1961-1966, Canton of Bern, Brutalism, Béton Brut © Karin Bürki / HEARTBRUT

Palais des Congrès

Conference & Administrative Centre, Indoor Swimming Pool, Max Schlup, Biel/Bienne, canton of Bern, 1961-1966

Saurerhochhaus, Residential Tower Block, Georges-Pierre Dubois, Arbon, 1960, Brutalism © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

Saurerhochhaus

Apartment Tower Block, Georges-Pierre Dubois, Arbon, Canton of Thurgau, 1958-1960

HARDAU I MAX P. KOLLBRUNNER I ©HEARTBRUT/KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI

HARDAU

Housing Estate, Max P. Kollbrunner, Zurich 1976-1978

Flamatt II, Atelier 5, Wünnewil-Flamatt, Canton of Fribourg 1961. A Swiss pioneer of brutalist architecture © Karin Bürki. Explore more on Heartbrut.com

Flamatt II

Apartment Building, Atelier 5, Wünnewil-Flamatt, Canton of Fribourg, 1960-1961

Hardbrücke, Prime Tower © Karin Bürki, Heartbrut.com, 2021. Explore more on Heartbrut.com

Hardbruecke

Ingenieurbüro Benno Bennardi / Extension: M. & E. Boesch Architekten, Zürich 1969-1973 / 2009-2011

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